Features of Autopano Giga
Autopano Giga supports motorized panoramic heads, including Panogear, GigaPan, Merlin / Orion, Clauss Rodeon and Seitz VR Drive II (read the Seitz-Kolor partnership announcement). This module allows you to import images and logs from your motorized panoramic head sessions; the stitching is faster and more reliable, even for panoramas composed of hundreds or thousands of images.
In the panorama editor, you can classify the different images that make up your panorama according to several different criteria: aperture, bracket, speed, focal distance... You can also classify them according to your own criteria. You will be able to create layers according to the chosen criterion and thus to separate the parts of the panorama to export them individually and provide greater editing freedom.
Send your images from Picasa, Aperture, Bridge and Lightroom to Autopano Giga
Autopano Giga comes with 4 plugins that you can install if you have one of these third-party applications: Picasa, Aperture, Bridge and Lighroom. These plugins let you export a group of images from your favorite photo management application to Autopano Giga. The modifications you may have done in these applications on your photos are automatically conserved during the export process.
You can enable all the automation features of Autopano Giga: automatic detection, automatic color correction, automatic color histogram, auto-cropping, and even automatic rendering, saving the project file and automatically closing the program! It is a huge time saver, especially if you have dozens or hundreds of panoramas to be created.
Autopano Giga allows you to apply processes to batches of images by invoking third-party scripts. This can be useful in processing your images before assembly. You can call different types of scripts, for example to produce focus stacking.
Autopano Giga supports the use of plugins, enabling you to apply additional processes to your images. There are currently three plug-ins: Neutralhazer Light to remove the haze from landscape photos, the batch processing of images by third-party software and the Adobe® Lens Profile plugin, which supports calibration files. The plugins library is naturally meant to expand to offer useful tools to process your images before the stitching.